Agree with Citizen partially. Read the essay and was somewhat mystified about this “Mantra”. So a society will not prosper unless it treats its Jews well? How narcissistic, self-centered, and perfectly irrational can you get?
The USA prospered and continues to prosper because of FREEDOM. Freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, the right to vote. Free enterprise and competition. Etc, etc, etc.
Its comments like these that just blow me away. I mean aren’t we all supposed to treat each other well, regardless of race, creed, sex, etc. Because it’s not only the right thing to do, it creates a free and dynamic society that grows organically and incredibly in ways we never predicted.
Treatment or maltreatment of Jews? That’s the reason a society prospers or not? Who the heck told you that? Get over yourself! What a pathetic and narrow view. Move ON and start working on solving problems instead of revisiting the past and blaming others for your problems. Think the Irish should hound the British for past maltreatment? Or any other group that was ever maltreated by another group ever in the history of the world? Forgive and forget for your own sanity’s sake – and possibly your own future survival’s sake.